By Reps. Derek Kilmer, Rick Larsen, Scott Peters and Scott Rigell
Nov. 7, 2013, 1:40 p.m.
We are proud to represent the home-port cities of our U.S.-based aircraft carriers and many of the thousands of brave men and women who serve on them. They give their best each and every day; we should give them our best, and that includes continuing to build and maintain the greatest ships the world has ever known.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.